First day after Epiphany

Official Translation

Reading 1 - 1 John 3.22–4.6

Beloved, whatever we ask, we receive from him,
because we keep his commandments
and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.

This is his commandment:
that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,
and love one another, even as he commanded.
They who keep his commandments remains in him, and he in them.
By this we know that he remains in us:
by the Spirit which he gave us.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God,
because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of God:
every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
and every spirit who does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God,
and this is the spirit of the Antichrist, of whom you have heard that it comes.
Now it is in the world already.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them,
because he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
They are of the world.
Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.
We are of God.
He who knows God listens to us.
He who is not of God does not listen to us.
By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Responsorial – Psalm 2.7bc-8, 10-12a Resp. 8ab

R. I will give you the nations for your inheritance.

The Lord said to me, “You are my Son.
Today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will give you
the nations for your inheritance,
the uttermost ends of the earth for your possession.

R. I will give you the nations for your inheritance.

Now therefore be wise, you kings.
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice before him;
rejoice with trembling.
R. I will give you the nations for your inheritance.

Gospel – Matthew 4.12-17, 23-25

Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee.
Leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is by the sea,
in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali,
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying:
“The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
toward the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles,
the people who sat in darkness saw a great light,
to those who sat in the region and shadow of death,
to them light has dawned.”
From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom,
and healing every disease and every sickness among the people.
The rumors about him went out into all Syria.
They brought to him all who were sick:
afflicted with various diseases and torments, possessed with demons, epileptics, and paralytics,
and he healed them.
Great multitudes from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and from beyond the Jordan followed him.

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